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A Week Later, No Sign Of Missing Spartanburg Woman

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The search for the woman who disappeared from her Spartanburg neighborhood last Wednesday hasn't turned up any clues, leaving authorities and family members baffled.

Nicole Goodlett, 28, was last seen Mar. 12 at her house on Loblolly Drive. Authorities said there are no leads in her disappearance and it is uncharacteristic for the mother-of-three to leave without notice.

Goodlett's parents, who live in Texas, released a statement late Wednesday, which reads in part: "...we are desperate to find her.... we are asking everyone in the region to help with the search."

Dericca Wilson, a Spartanburg native who co-founded the Black and Missing Foundation, said cases like Goodlett's can be more difficult. "Historically, there's a lack of trust with law enforcement and the minority community, and so one of the things that we want people to understand is that there's an outlet for that."

Wilson's organization has helped attract national media attention to Goodlett's case. Both the Huffington Post and NewsOne have featured Goodlett's picture, but Wilson said community involvement is critical in these cases. "They can get out. They can pass out fliers. If they see something they can report it."

Lt. Tony Ivey, the sheriff's department spokesman, said a review of Goodlett's financial records haven't yielded any clues to her whereabouts.

Goodlett is 5'10", 130 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. Authorities said she suffers from depression and may not have her medication.

Those with information about Goodlett's disappearance or whereabouts are asked to call the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.

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